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of his sentencing, a defiant jerry sandusky is breaking his silence from behind bars. erica gonzalez with more on this story. >> reporter: jim, wendy, he helped turn penn state into a defensive power house. tomorrow, jerry sandusky is going to be sentenced to prison for anywhere from 10 years to 400 years in prison. >> tuesday, october 9th, 2012 will be a day of vindication for the 10 victims of jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. convicted of 45 counts. sandusky implies it was a conspiracy. >> a young man who was dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged, disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. our love continues. >> reporter: at least six of sandusky's victims are expected to get emotional statements, possibly swaying the judge to lock up the convicted child molester for a lifetime. >> i ask for the strength to handle efrgd and the willingness obl to only to surrender to god. >> reporter: sandusky could be 78 when released from prison or die there. sandusky never t
football coach jerry sandusky will effectively spend the rest of his life in prison. good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. jerry sandusky got a 30 to 60-year sentence for abusing young boys. during today's sentencing, three of his victims stood up in court to talk about how their lives have been derailed by a man they once saw as a father figure. >> but sandusky pro claimed his innocence today and declared himself the victim of a conspiracy. brian moore was in the courtroom today and he joins us live from bell font, pennsylvania with reaction. >> reporter: the judge could have sentenced jerry sandusky to hundreds of years, but said a 68-year-old defendant, the practical effect was the same. jerry sandusky left the courthouse to begin what amounts to a life sentence behind bars. the former penn state football coach once hailed as a hero on the gridiron, now officially labeled a violent sex predator under pennsylvania law. before sentencing, sandusky delivered a rambling 15-minute statement. he choked with emotion as he talked about smiling through his pai
on sentencing day, jerry sandusky speaking out from his cell claiming to be a victim of conspiracy. >>> about thetial candidate mitt romney seeing a big bump this morning. welcome to "news hour today." >> a bit of a tradeoff this morning. it's a little bit warming but a little bit wet. >> veronica johnson here to tell us if we're going to get more rain, are things warming up? >> the rain should be moving up. we're going to warm up a bit, a tad higher than what we were yesterday. if you're tired of complaining, and we have been talking about the chill, this cold blast that's come in, right now areas of the midwest and northern plains, they've got windchills in the 20s. the kids will be waiting at the bus stop with windchills in the 20s, that's crazy. 45 to 49 degrees here. i think that rain is going so end soon with an overcast sky at the bus stop. your sunrise today 7:12, getting later and later now. look at the numbers throughout the area. 45 degrees. most areas to the north, 46 around leesburg. 46 manassas. 46 around kent springs, maryland, right now. here's a look at that rain that's been
report from the courthouse. >> reporter: jerry sandusky said nothing as he arrived in a red prisoner's jumpsuit over a bulletproof vest, looking thinner after 112 days in jail. inside, he sat passively, as three of his victims told the court of the psychological effects of sandusky's abuse when they were young boys. his voice choking with emotion, the man known in court documents as victim six spoke of his betrayal. the very kids you claimed to help were the very ones you victimized. victim five asked the judge to consider the tears, pain and private anguish i and others th cotroo nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff was inside. >> the most powerful moment came when victim four addressed sandusky saying, i'll never forgive you. because of you, i can't allow my only child out of sight out of fear of what might happen to him. >> reporter: sandusky delivered a rambling 15-minute statement about what he called the worst loss of my life. he repeated points he made in a defiant 3:00 statement broadcast on penn state's campus radio station. >> they can take away my
book auctions of the year. >>> jerry sandusky learns his punishment in less than 24 years. what is expected to happen in the courtroom tomorrow. >>> tonight at 6:00, new proof that mitt romney may be gaining ground with voters. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> tomorrow is sentencing day for jerry sandusky. in june, the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted of sexually abusing young boys. sandusky is expected to make a statement before the judge tomorrow, but his attorneys say no one else will speak on his behalf. instead, the judge will review letters written by some of sandusky's friends and family.
ordered jerry sandusky to spend what will be the rest of his life in prison. he got a 30 to 60-year prison sentence today. earlier this year, jurors found sandusky guilty of sexually abusing ten children. coming up in a few minutes, we'll hear what some of his victim had to say in court today. >>> a stern warning from a federal judge to former d.c. council chairman kwame brown. the judge ordered him to obey a curfew and says, brown doesn't want to know what will happen if he breaks the court rules again. tom sherwood shows us what else the judge had to say to brown and why he had to be called back to court in the first place. >> reporter: last summer, kwame brown, a former rising star, resign his chairmanship and left city politics, his career, in ruins. he was ordered back in court tuesday for failing to check in weekly before he was extended in november for felony bank fraud. at his guilty plea last summer, brown had promised to cooperate. but judge richard leon was told tuesday, brown had three times failed to check in as required. brown attempted to apologize. your apology is a little
. >>. >> also why the sky's the limit for one daredevil trying to land his na >>> what jerry sandusky is saying about his child >>> 5:15. in a few hours jerry sandusky will be sentenced for abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. from his jail cell, the former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea for claiming his innocence. nbc's danielle lee joins us live now from the center county courthouse with more on what we can expect today. >> reporter: you may be able to see behind me people are already lining up at this courthouse for this hearing that is going to begin at 9:00 this morning. we are expecting jerry sandusky to speak again. last night he made an 11th hour plea on the penn state college radio. this is really the first unedited look we had gotten into sandusky's thoughts. he sat at this courthouse for days saying absolutely nothing during his trial. the only time we did hear from him was during the nbc interview that didn't go well. then just last night he releases a roughly three-minute statement and what is telling is equally important, what he doesn't say to what he
for jerry sandusky, the former penn state assistant football coach convicted in june of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. sandusky did not testify at his trial but he is expected to speak at his sentencing. his victims will have a chance to give impact statements. yesterday sandusky released a statement from his cell on penn state radio maintaining his innocence. sandusky says he plans to file an appeal. >> we will continue to fight. we didn't lose the proven facts, evidence, accurate locations and times. anything can be said. we lost to speculation and stories that were influenced by people who wanted to convict me. we must fight unfairness and consistency and dishonesty. >> sandusky faces 60 to more than 400 years in prison. >>> the first lady will make her way to northern virginia today to campaign for her husband. michelle obama will speak to supporters in ladu loudoun coun. both candidates and their spouses are making a strong push with less than a month to election day. the first lady's event openth to the public at 2:45 this afternoon. >>> the president has catching up to do be
and be back out there next week. >>> it is 5:07. jerry sandusky's attorney sticking up for his client this morning ahead of sentencing. what he is saying about the trial. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> kate middleton is facing one
's tuesday october 9, 2012. a judge sentenced jerry sandusky to 30 and no more than 60 years prison. the 68-year-old will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of sexually abusing ten boys. he denied the allegations, talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family. the judge called the case a story of betrayal and sandusky continues to assault their psyche's and souls. one of the victims said you should be ashamed of yourself going on to say i don't forgive you and i don't know if i ever will. here is what one of his lawyers said moments ago. >> we are pleased with the sentence. it's less than we thought it could have been. >> the judge could have given him 100 years to 200 years. the judge was sending a message that what was done required retribution and balanced out the good he's done. >> he maintains his innocence. yesterday, he read another statement on penn state radio. sandusky accused the judge of bringing the trial to court too quickly and the lawyers trying to make money in futu
by american maintenance workers. >>> the man who says he saw jerry sandusky sexually abusing a boy is now filing a whistle blower lawsuit against the school. mook mcqueary was a key witness in the case. he is seeking millions of dollars in damages because he says he was defamed and misrepresented by the university. according it to the suit, mcyearly was the only coach not invited to interview under the new football coach bill o'brien and the only former penn state employee whose legal fees were not reimbursed by the university. >>> a big dig for jimmy hoffa remains turns out to be a big bust. the sample continue contain any human remains. a man dying of cancer recently told police he saw a man burying a body there the night hoffa disappeared. the former teamster's boss was last seen about 30 miles away from that area. >>> this morning the washington humane society needs your donations to help a dog that was stabbed seven times. the 2-year-old shih tzu was stabbed by her owner during a g domestic dispute and will need a lot of rehab. cocoa's owner was arrested. his name has not been releas
first time we are hearing from jerry sandusky out of his sentencing this morning on 45 counts of child sexual assault. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. prosecutors say about half a dozen of his victims will take the witness stand and sandusky himself is expected to testify at the hearing to defiantly say he is innocent. he gave a preview of what he might say at an audio statement he recorded in prison. >>> i am responding to the worst loss of my life. first i looked at myself. over and over i asked why. why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it will help others, some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be as a result of all the publicity. >> the 68-year-old is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin in texas with dog snatching heiss that cost two pit stores thousands of dolla
. >>> there is a new report that reveals guy dies after getting pepper sprayed. >>> jerry sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison. earlier today the judge issued a 30 to 60-year sentence to the former penn state assistant coach. sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse earlier this year. he maintains his innocence and his legal team says it will appeal. >>> the former d.c. council chair now has a curfew and required court visits as part of his presentencing release. a judge ordered him to return to court after he missed three weekly check-in call. the judge ordered him not to make another mistake. he'll be sentenced in a corruption case next month. let's fast forward to the weather. >> looking out there right now. some cloud cover moving in across the area. the temperatures have been held down today but at least we're a little warmer than we were yesterday. i think we'll see those numbers into the low 40s to low 50s, as you make your way through the early morning hours tomorrow. tomorrow morning could greet us with few other things, too. we'll talk about that coming up in t
a judge will sentence former penn state coach jerry sandusky. earlier this year, a jury convicted sandusky for abusing boys he met through a charity for at risk children. sandusky's lawyer says he made some bad decisions, but sandusky is innocent of all the charges. >> jerry has always said his mistake was using bad judgment and doing some of the things that led up to the accusations, getting showers with kids. he said he should have realized that obviously that isn't the thing to do. but he has always maintained and still maintains his innocence. >> the 68-year-old could receive life in prison. >>> convicted killer joran van der sloot is reportedly going to be a father. he has gotten a woman pregnant while serving his 28-year sentence in a dutch prison. they cite van der sloot's lawyer saying that a woman became pregnant during an unsupervised visit in the prison. he killed flores in 2010 and is wanted in the u.s. in connection with the disappearance of natalee holloway in aruba in 2005. >>> more than half of all children with autism have run away from home. that's according to a study re
>>> good morning. from behind bars, a defiant jerry sandusky releases a new message from jail. >> in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> this with his sentencing now just hours away. we're live at the courthouse. >>> the bounce. one of the first nationwide polls since the debate shows mitt romney now leading president obama as the president releases a new ad starring, guess what? >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. it's it's sesame street. >> this morning john mccain on the state of the race with the election exactly four weeks away. >>> and skin and bones. matthew mcconaughey goes from this to this. the story behind the actor's startling weight loss today, tuesday, october 9th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie, and you are? >> i'm matt lauer. >> we're so happy to have you here. >> good to be back. it's been a w
in virginia. >>> the former penn state coach who says he saw jerry sandusky sexually abusing a boy is now filing a whistleblower lawsuit against the school. former assistant coach mike mcqueary was a key witness during the case against sandusky. he is seeking millions of dollars in damages because he says he was defamed and misrepresented by the university. according to the suit, mcqueary was the only coach not invited to interview under the new football coach bill o'brien. and he is the only former penn state employee whose legal fees were not reimbursed by the university. >>> ahead, the redskins get involved in a political debate. >>> also a tour group catches something they never expected, why a man is risking his life staging a protest hundreds of feet in the air. >> what a mess out there this morning. fog could slow you down as you head out. >>> police in florida are not abused with this woman. she tried to ride a manatee. it is illegal to annoy, harass or disturb manatees. >>> imagine going on a fishing trip and running into this guy. a group of fishermen saw this whale shark during
both boats have been arrested. >>> a key witness in the jerry sandusky sex abuse trial is filing a whistle blower lawsuit against penn state. mike mcqueary testified that he saw sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the team locker room. now he is seeking millions of dollars in damages because he says he was defamed and misrepresented by the university. according to the suit, mcqueary was the only coach not invited to interview under the new football coach bill o'brien and he says he is the only former penn state employee whose legal fees were not reimbursed by the university. >>> pope benedict's former butler admits to stealing documents and leaking them to a journalist. he took the stand yesterday in his own defense. he took responsibility for stealing the documents and insisted he had no other accomplices, but he still denies that he's guilty of the aggravated theft charges against him. he told the court that he is only guilty of betraying the pope's trust. he faces four years in prison if he's convicted. >>> one person seriously hurt after several explosions at a british columbi
jerry sandusky. today, prosecutors and sandusky's lawyer will meet with the judge for presentencing hear. a jury convicted him of abusing children. his attorney says his client admits he made some bad decision but he says sandusky is innocent of all the charges. >> his mistake isn't bad judgment. so he should have realized. but he has always maintained his innocence. >> the 68-year-old could receive life in prison. >>> 2, 1. liftoff of the space x falcon 9 rocket. >> another privately owned rocket is in space. it's headed to the international space station with 1,000 pounds of cargo. you might remember a similar march back in may. it will stay there for three weeks before returning to earth. among the cargo delivered, chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream. it's in the freezer actually. >> wow. i'm sure they'll be happy to get that. we'll check in with veronica. feel like some chocolate swirl ice cream? >> we certainly feel like we've been in the freezer. >> i would request hazelnut. send something different. but you're right, it is quite chilly out. we had a cold start. cold enough to le
football coach jerry sandusky and no one will speak on his behalf, that's according to sandusky's attorneys. he has several letters written on his behalf that will be written to the judge. sandusky has been asked to be placed in the general population to serve his sentence. he was convicted earlier this year of sexually abusing boys he met through a charity for at-risk children. he could receive life in prison. >>> mitt romney is campaigning in battleground virginia today. a speech at virginia military institute he said it's time to change the course in middle east. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with more on this story. >> reporter: hi, pat, thanks. down at vmi today, romney said particularly in the case of the conflict involving the israelis, arabs and iran, that only with a new president would we get the chance he says we need to start over. at virginia military institute -- >> it's time to change the course in the month. >> reporter: mitt romney claimed president obama made a mistake in pulling back overseas. >> our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american
breaking news out of pennsylvania tonight. jerry sandusky is speaking out hours before he is scheduled to be sentenced on those sexual abuse charges. sandusky maintains his innocence in the statement that was released just moments ago and says, quote, they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. sandusky will be sentenced tomorrow after being convicted in june on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. >>> the police are investigating an extreme case of bullying at a school in southern virginia. six male students in castlewood, virginia, are accused of sexually assaulting other high school students off school property. police believe it's been going on since back in may. they've been allowed back in class, but will appear in juvenile court tomorrow. parents kept their kids home from school because they were afraid for the safety of their children. >>> firefighters spent this afternoon fighting fire on the campus of the university of virginia. those flames broke out at an indoor practice facility built for uv
witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueery is seeking millions of dollars in damages, alleging that the university mistreated him after the sandusky child sexual abuse scandal surfaced. penn state is not commenting on the complaint. >>> the latest search for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police had been searching a backyard in suburban detroit where a credible tipster told them a man, possibly the long missing former teamsters boss had been buried some 37 years ago. soil samples gathered at the site turned up no traces of hoffa or any other human remains. hoffa was last seen in the summer of 1975, about 30 miles from the site of the latest tip. >>> a series of suicide bombings this morning in syria's largest city has killed at least 31 people. state tv reports that three explosions rocked a government-controlled district in aleppo. now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mandy. >> good morning to you
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